Lead Small: Five Big Ideas Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

by Reggie Joiner, Tom Shefchunas. The reThink Group, Inc., 2012.
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Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of {{Orange | http://whatisorange.org}} and previous executive director of Family Ministry at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom Shefchunas is the current middle school director of North Point Community Church. In Lead Small, they look at small group leadership for those working with children and teens. They argue for the importance of the small group leader in the life and work of children and youth ministry, regardless of the size of the ministry, and provide strategies for encouraging authentic faith in this critical age group. The five strategies include being present, creating a safe place, partnering with parents, making it a personal experience, and moving the children out on mission. This resource will help any congregation seeking to understand and develop small group ministries for children and youth.